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Okanagan College - Vernon Campus

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School ID: SC010016
Rank: 5,034
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Okanagan College is largest campus is located in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

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General description

Each year more than 20,000 individuals come through the doors of Okanagan College. That number translates into one out of every five people who reside within our vast region. With every new student the Okanagan College community grows just a little larger and more diverse.  More important than the number of students at Okanagan College is the impact they have in our communities. You need only look at the list of distinguished alumni and people served by Okanagan College who have helped shape this valley, province and country to fully appreciate the contributions of Okanagan College and its graduates. Fifty years ago the first seeds of Okanagan College were planted. Half a century later the vision of a community college has become a reality and has grown beyond what anyone could have anticipated back in 1963 when the B.C. Vocational School opened its doors. 

Over the years, the College has done much to respond to the growing and shifting needs of the communities it serves. Whether by cultivating new programming, offering a greater level of services to students or by delving into applied research, the College’s own transformation has been remarkable. A leader in areas such as learner-centred education, sustainability, and experiential learning, Okanagan College is the largest college outside the lower mainland, and one of B.C.’s largest trades training institutions.Our students benefit from educators of the highest order, as well as services that provide the support needed to achieve their goals, no matter how ambitious they may be. 

Why choose Vernon Campus

With a dedicated learning community and relaxed atmosphere, the Vernon campus is the perfect place for students to kick-start their success. World-class instructors choose the Vernon campus as home because of their passion for teaching and the opportunity to get to know the students they teach.

Many professors are active in research, and have been published around the world – infusing classroom lectures with innovation and best practice that primes students for academic achievement. Residents benefit from the region’s array of four-season outdoor activities, from cycling on the Rail Trail to skiing and snowboarding at Silverstar Mountain only minutes away.

As a Vernon student, you will find intellectual challenges in a casual environment. Catch up with friends in the Kal View Café overlooking Kalamalka Lake, offering the best views of any post-secondary campus in Canada. Get some serious study time in under the branches of the fig tree inside the library. Meet new people with the Vernon Students’ Association, and connect with peers in Enactus Okanagan College to work on entrepreneurial projects that make a tangible difference in the community. Learn from Okanagan-Silyx knowledge keepers in the Kalamalka Indigenous Garden, where native plant species support Indigenous healing practices, medicines and traditional remedies. Get your hands dirty in Patchwork Farms, a community garden project that supports the food bank and other local organizations.

Educational amenities on campus provide a comfortable place to focus on studies. The bustling Student Success Centre is a hub of supportive learning, where free tutoring is available. The Aboriginal Services Centre connects students with key resources and supports. If design and creative writing are your thing, The Bunker is a must-see: students work in the functioning letterpress printshop as part of the Writing & Publishing program and Kalamalka Press publication. For a more relaxing experience, book an appointment in the Spa Training Centre, where esthetics students provide manicures, pedicures, facials and massages at unbeatable rates.

Vernon students are poised and confident about their future prospects, and look forward to hanging out with you on campus.

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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year $CAD 15,000
Cost of Living/Year $CAD 12,000
Application Fee $CAD 0
Estimated Total/Year $CAD 27,000

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  • Commercial Aviation
  • Health and Social Development

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